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Apple denies collaboration with Philippe Starck on 'revolutionary' project

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Apple has denied that it is working with designer Philippe Starck on a "revolutionary" project for later this year.

Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck

When reached for comment by AllThingsD today, Apple flatly said that it's not working with Philippe Starck on a supposed project for later this year that the French designer called "revolutionary." It's been suggested that Steve Job's under-construction yacht — mentioned in Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple founder — could've been what Starck was actually referring to; in all likelihood, Apple as a company wouldn't have anything to do with such a project, and it's reasonable to think that he could've conflated Apple with Jobs himself in an interview. Considering that top designers like Apple's Jony Ive tend to be solitary, not collaborative creatures, Apple's denial comes as no huge surprise.